Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Does too much screen time stunt toddlers' brains? A new study recommends that parents who let their children watch screens should rather use the time to personally interact with them. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains What affects people’s brain function as they grow older? We sought answers in rural South Africa We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor. Scientists shed light on how brains turn pain up or down By better understanding the brain mechanisms responsible for pain modulation, researchers hope to eventually find better cures. WATCH: Paralysed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what scientists say is a breakthrough providing hope to tetraplegics seeking to regain movement. What fuels your appetite for taking a gamble? Inconsistent behaviour in humans is partly explained by what our brain is doing when we are doing nothing, according to a new study. What TV binge-watching does to your brain If you indulge often, the cycle and the side effects of binge-watching TV shows can lead to harmful brain and body changes, an expert says. How toes become fingers in the brains of 'foot painters' New research found that people who use their feet and toes to paint have a separate area mapped out in the brain for each toe individually. How a mild head injury can impair your sense of smell A new study advises that doctors should tell patients with minor concussions to report loss of smell or anxiety in the weeks following their injury. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.